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Revolutionary War will be Andrae’s topic at Groves-May House tonight

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BOC refinances Blackjack project to close out loan

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners voted to renew the interim financing for the Blackjack Sewer Project at a called meeting held Thursday, July 25.  The $483,720.04 loan was refinanced for 120 days – until the USDA-Rural Development More...

Latimer helps people walk during Mercer mission trip to Vietnam

“While in Vietnam, I was able to see firsthand the challenges that the people face,” said Jeremy Latimer. “I was constantly reminded that in America, we take so many things for granted and walking is one of them.”  More...

News

Hudgens’ office returns $4.6 million in insurance claims

In the first six months of 2013, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office has assisted 4,684 Georgia consumers settle disputes with their insurance companies, returning $4.6 million in insurance claims to policyholders - - money they might not ha More...

School system bus routes and drivers for 2013-14

Bryan, Sharon - Bus # 06-30 This bus route will pick up all students on Soap Creek Rd. off Hwy 378; all students on Greenbrier Rd., Parks Rd. and students in the Pine Ridge Rd. area; Grove St., Dallas St., Sun  More...

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Gone fishing. Photo by T. Poland   More...

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McKinney home is August Yard of the Month

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Boyce McKinney has been chosen August Yard of the Month by the Pine Needle Garden Club of Lincolnton. The beautiful home boasts an American flag and is surrounded by lush plantings. More...

Norman descendants to gather for biennial reunion Aug. 2 & 3

Descendants of William Harrison and Jane York Norman will have their biennial reunion on August 2nd and 3rd in Lincolnton. On Friday night, the 2nd, they will meet at the Lincoln Center at 6:00 p.m. More...

Foundation offers ten free trees to new Aug. members

Add color to your landscape yearround by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. More...

Worship

Revival services to be held at Mulberry C.M.E.

The Mulberry CME Church located at 5129 Double Branches Road cordially invites the Lincoln County Community and surrounding areas to our week of religious services. More...

Lutheran Church by the Lake to present Max Lucado simulcast

Max is back! The Lutheran Church by the Lake in McCormick County is proud to once again host a very special simulcast event featuring Max Lucado. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Lions Club meeting   The Lincolnton Lions Club meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at The Lincoln County Library. Call Jim Butler at 706-359- 4114 or Sharon Bryan at 706-359- 1258for more information.  AA meeting   More...

First day of school will mark a year of change for students

It’s time to say good-bye to long, lazy days at the beach; watching movies into the wee hours of the morning; and sleeping until noon – school starts for Lincoln County students on Thursday, August 8.  More...

Shoppers may take advantage of tax-free holiday Aug. 9-10

In these tough economic times, Georgians will get a much needed break on back-to-school purchases during the sales tax holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 9, and continues until midnight Saturday, August 10.  More...

Making the play at home

Haley Adcock, a rising ninth-grader, makes the throw to home during a summer workout held at LCHS. More...

Standards-based report cards will be implemented in first and second grades

Students in the first and second grade at LCES will no longer receive a nine-week grade in each subject, based on an average of grades using a 100-point scale.  Instead, students will receive grades based on a scale of 1 to 4 for each standard o More...

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Dear Hearts and Gentle People

The hail, you say

The torrential rains of late are playing havoc with summer, as we know it. And if the rain and flooding hasn’t kept folks inside, as I said last week, the snakes have. More...

Baseball museums are lots of fun!

Baseballs best

Now that summer is in full throttle, many families are looking for good venues close to home that are quick and inexpensive and yet a lot of fun. More...

Sports

Reserved seat tickets go on sale

Reserved seats for the 2013 Red Devil Football season will be on sale at the high school beginning Tues., Aug. 13 at the ticket window daily from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More...

Scott named to Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

Amanda Scott of Lincolnton made the Dean’s List for spring semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.  More...

Obituaries

Eula Mae Clark

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Mae Clark were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 25 at Harmony Baptist Church with Rev. Freddie Neal, Sr., pastor, and Rev. Roy D. Andrews as eulogist. More...

Ruby Holcomb Crook

Ruby Holcomb Crook, 83, wife of the late Calvin L. Crook, of Abbeville, S.C., entered into rest Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Exalted Health and Rehab in Iva.  Funeral services were held at 11:30 a.m. More...

Peggy Ringer Harley

Mrs. Peggy Ringer Harley, 78, of Lincolnton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at West Georgia Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 24 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Harrisonville Community of Troup County. More...